The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has challenged the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to substantiate its claims that about 75% Ghanaians want to pay more for power.
The PURC earlier claimed that Ghanaians are willing to pay close to 75% more for power if the current load shedding improves.
He therefore asked the Commission to publish findings to validate its claims.
“ If the PURC really wants us to believe what they are saying, then they should publish the research that they claim they did and let’s see the percentages of those who are saying that they are willing to pay more at this stage than those who are saying they are willing to pay…”
He also expressed concerns over moves by the PURC to increase utility tarriffs, saying the decision forms part of measures to transfer debts owed by government onto the consumer.
“If PURC will increase utility tariffs to 200 percent we will still not get what we want because some institutions are not paying for their bills and while they cannot pay for the bills they are pushing all those bills to consumers who can pay to cushion consumers who cannot pay which is not right.”